Life expectancy higher, but non-communicable diseases spike

National Health Profile 2019, Central Bureau of Health Intelligence, India's health system, life expectancy
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The National Health Profile, an annual exercise since 2005, by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence was released recently. With six major indicators like demographic, socio-economic, health status, health finance, health infrastructure and human resources for an efficient public health system in our country, the report, ‘National Health Profile 2019’ has highlighted the achievements and challenges in India’s health system.